Hammersley and Co (Longton) Ltd


Location and period of operation:

Hammersley and Co (Longton) Ltd




  China manufacturer at the Alsager Pottery, Sutherland Road Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

  • In 1932 Hammersley & Co was incorporated as Hammersley and Co (Longton) Ltd. 

  • The notice of incorporation lists the owners of Hammersley and Co as Helena M G Hammersley and W.H.Goss.

  • The directors of the business were listed as Helena M G Hammersley (the widow of Gilbert Hammersley) and  Eric V Hammersley, Leslie B Hammersley (the sons of Gilbert Hammersley)

  • In the 1951 Pottery Gazette, Eric and Leslie Hammersley were listed as joint managing directors.

  • Family control continued (under Anthony W Hammersley) until June 1970 when the business was acquired by Carborundum Co., who had already acquired the pottery company W. T. Copeland in 1966 (Copeland was the company that followed on from Spode in the 19th century).

    See a 1956 article on Hammersley & Co (Longton) Ltd  


Previously: Hammersley and Co

Subsequently: Hammersley China Ltd



Initials and marks used on ware for identification:



Variations of a mark with an acorn and crown


with the addition of 'MADE IN ENGLAND"

 1939 +

Variations of a mark with a crown

with the addition of 'MADE IN ENGLAND"

 1939 + 

Sutherland Road Works

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